Entrants must be independent healthcare providers that offer services free at the point of care to NHS patients, in any setting. Projects can be conducted independently or in collaboration with an NHS organisation. While a partnership with the NHS is encouraged, it is not mandatory. However, all projects must serve NHS patients and provide evidence from the past two years up until the awards deadline date. For specific eligibility per category, please click the links below.

Categories available to enter

Judging criteria 

  • Ambition - The challenge and context within which your project, person or organisation is set alongside your goals and targets whether quantitative or qualitative.  
  • Outcome - The benefits realised from the point of view of patients, organisation, leadership, value creation, efficiencies and cost. 
  • Spread - The dissemination of your success in terms of how your work has been picked up and replicated elsewhere. 
  • Value - The creation of value from the point of view of patient satisfaction and experience, reduction in bureaucracy, time saved for staff at any level.  
  • Involvement - The stakeholders buy-in and contribution toward the project initiatives and outcomes. How have the relevant staff, patients and partnerships worked together to realise the success? 

Eligibility for Partnership Awards 

Entrants must be from a private/independent organisation that work in partnership with the NHS. Evidence must relate to a project, ongoing or completed within the past 2 years up until the award entry deadline. For specific eligibility per category, please click the links below. 

Categories at the Partnership Awards that you are eligible for: